Bols designs yoghurt liqueur for Chinese

17th May, 2012 by Lucy Shaw

Dutch spirits company Lucas Bols has launched the world’s first 100% natural yoghurt liqueur onto the market.

Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur

Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur was created in response to demand from Chinese consumers for a milk-based spirit.

“The Chinese market asked us for a milk-based spirit, but we decided to evolve the idea into a natural yoghurt liqueur so it could be used in cocktails,” Guenael Fily, Bols commercial director, told The Spirits Business at the UK launch in Amsterdam this week.

“It took a long time to get the blend exactly right so it doesn’t curdle or go flakey when you mix it,” Fily added.

The company has collaborated with a leading Dutch dairy company on the project, which is supplying the yoghurt made from milk from Dutch cows.

“Being yoghurt-based, it’s much lower in fat than cream liqueurs, but we’d never go on record promoting its health benefits,” Fily said.

Fily insists there is no shelf life issue with the liqueur, despite it being made from natural yoghurt, but admitted that it would taste best within a year of purchase. The coated white bottle was conceived to protect the liqueur from exposure to UV light.

The liqueur has already been launched in China, Russia, Ireland and Bulgaria.

Leave a Reply

If that's interesting, how about these?

Subscription service highlights experimental gins

As the at-home drinking trend continues to grow, two entrepreneurs have more...

Spirit Show launches subscription service

The Spirit Show London organisers have launched The Spirits Society, a monthly more...

New website lists NY distillery trails

An association of more than 60 distillers across New York has launched a new more...

Fernet-Branca: A brand history

Fernet-Branca began life in an apothecary jar before becoming a long-time more...

Beam Suntory appoints new general counsel

Kent Rose is to retire as Beam Suntory’s general counsel after 30 years at more...

Catoctin intros 'first' post-Prohibition rye

Virginia-based Catoctin Creek Distilling Company has produced a private label more...

Beam Suntory buoyed by emerging markets

Suntory Holdings’ spirits arm Beam Suntory posted “mid-single-digit” more...

SWA urges MEPs to back CETA deal

The Scotch Whisky Association has called on MEPs to back the EU-Canada more...

Death’s Door unveils ‘bartender-friendly’ bottle

Wisconsin-based Death’s Door Spirits has introduced a new custom bottle for more...

Miller’s Norway distillery intros cask-aged akevitt

Marcin Miller’s Norwegian distillery Oslo Håndverksdestilleri has released more...

Sazerac files another Fireball copycat suit

Sazerac has accused a Florida-based spirits company of planning to release a more...

Don Q releases spiced rum variant

Puerto Rican-rum brand Don Q has finally released its anticipated Oak Barrel more...

Heaven Hill: 'No other Bourbons will lose age'

Max L Shapira, president of Heaven Hill Brands, is “not sure” whether his more...

'World's first' coffee-infused mezcal launches

A UK entrepreneur has launched what is claimed to be the "world’s first" more...

Writers Tears secures Australian distribution

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has named Spirits Platform as the distributor of its more...

Industry hails EU-Canada CETA deal

Spirits Europe has “warmly welcomed” the European Parliament’s vote to more...

London's Mahiki launches coconut rum liqueur

London-based tiki nightclub Mahiki has unveiled a coconut rum liqueur and a more...

Bacardi buys minority stake in Ilegal Mezcal

Bacardi has confirmed its acquisition of a minority stake in Ilegal Mezcal, but more...

The Gibson revamps classic cocktail list

Globally acclaimed London bar The Gibson has unveiled a new cocktail menu more...

Angostura appoints Jodhan as permanent CEO

Rum and bitters producer Angostura Holdings has confirmed its acting CEO more...